Anthropology

Organic weed certified by the State is coming…

…“comparable-to-organic.” In other words, the weed is organic according to the USDA standards, but it’s not labeled as “organic” to avoid the federal government’s regulatory wrath. Cannabis cultivated through purely organic methods is nothing new. In fact, that’s how the plant was originally grown, thousands of years ago. Some smaller cannabis operations rely on all-natural techniques for growing…

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Medicine/Healing

Study: adult-use legalization associated with decline in youth treatment admissions

The enactment of adult-use cannabis legalization laws is not associated with an increase in marijuana-related youth drug treatment admissions, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Separate studies have reported a dramatic and consistent decline in the prevalence of so-called cannabis use disorder over the better part of the past two decades. Self-reported use of marijuana…

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Politics

DEA gets few comments on far-reaching marijuana research proposal with deadline looming

There [is less than one week] left for people to submit comments… As it stands, DEA’s proposal stipulates that applicants can be denied if they’ve violated the federal Controlled Substances Act—something all existing state-legal marijuana cultivation businesses have technically done. “Making the rules even more complicated by adding another step just inflates the DEA coffers…

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Modern Culture

How the psychedelic community is coping…

That something we’re all missing is community. Like many persecuted subcultures, the psychedelic scene has already gone digital. Although, while we still can’t sit in circle and trip together, and the idea of taking shrooms with friends while wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) and following social distancing rules sounds like a bad trip waiting to happen,…

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Spirituality

Magic mushrooms as a cyberdelic…

With computers, we log onto the internet. With magic mushrooms, we log onto the ether, the other, the source, or the Logos – the informative, divine voice that teaches wisdom to those who seek it … The result is a complete download of information that you could never access under normal, everyday states of consciousness.…

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Biography/Memoir

Psychedelics inc

A dozen or more startup companies are developing medicines from psilocybin, MDMA, ibogaine and LSD, all of which are illegal in the US, as well as from ketamine, a legal anesthetic with hallucinogenic properties… …[like] a former managing director at Goldman Sachs who is the founder of… yet another startup… “There’s a lot of strong…

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Biography/Memoir

Psilocybin is headed for the mainstream… it’s bringing the problems of Big Pharma with it

“That’s the case with the pharmaceutical industry time and time again: good intentions are marred by the drive to maximize revenue.” -Adam Winstock, MD (University College London, an addiction medicine specialist and founder of the Global Drug Survey.) While psilocybin is a naturally occurring molecule, the chemistry to develop a standardized synthetic version deemed safe…

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Spirituality

…why moms are talking about marijuana more than dads

Over half (54%) of cannabis-using moms recently surveyed… agree with providing children – those who are under 17, at least – cannabis for pain relief and other medical treatments so long as they’re being monitored. “It’s interesting to note that dads are the least likely to support the usage of either cannabis or hemp CBD to children,”…

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